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The Money Pit (1986)

 -  Comedy  -  26 March 1986 (USA)
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A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house.

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Walter Fielding and Anna Crowley have to start looking for a new house- but there's not much they can afford! This soon changes when they meet a lonely old con artist who sells them a beautiful mansion at a ridiculously low price. Only there's a catch. The second they move into the house it falls apart, starting with the stairway collapsing to the bathtub falling through the floor to eventually the chimney falling into the house! Finally, they have to renovate the house before the frame collapses but the renovations also prove to be a disaster. Written by Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

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For everyone who's ever been deeply in Love or deeply in debt.

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26 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¿Hogar, dulce hogar?  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$37,499,651 (USA)
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Trivia

The key location issue during development and pre-production that faced producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy was to find a real life gigantic mansion that its owners would consent to allow to be partially demolished. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the "Cheap Girls" talk with Walter on wanting to change their name to "Meryl Streep", it looks like he says "bulls**t" instead of "Meryl Streep". See more »

Quotes

Estelle: You think you know somebody after 25 years. And then one day, Israeli Intelligence comes to the door.
Anna: "Israeli Intelligence".
Estelle: Last Tuesday. That's why I've gotta sell the house. It turns out, Carlos was Hitler's pool man.
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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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RUSH RUSH
Written by Giorgio Moroder and Deborah Harry
Performed by Deborah Harry
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, Inc.
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20 April 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. Granted, I was a teen when I first saw it, but even so, I laughed often and that is my standard of judgment. Shelley Long is as good as she was in Cheers (which is gooood). Tom Hanks shows off the early "Bosom Buddies" hopes of physical comedy genius here in a way that he never did again. The bee-attack scene to the flight of the Bumblebee violin solo is fabulous. the whole "We're Sitting on a Dream" sequence with the stairs and doorbell and raccoon and the bathtub is hilarious but PEOPLE. Come on. The entire collapsing stairs bit is the best, capped off by Hanks sweet little blown kiss at the end ... slayed me. My brother and I still reference it whenever everything is more crap than bearable, and we always will. I think this is an overlooked gem and will always have it in my video catalogue. Finally, a quote: Paint. Don't tickle. Alexander Gudonow will be missed.


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